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obligation in many u.s. states, south korea and hong kong. >> thanks very much. >>> nhk reporter. >>> a japanese bank that mainly lends to filed for bankruptcy on friday. the failure will lead to the first implementation of a law that caps government guarantees on deposit paybacks. the ceiling is set at just below $120,000 for each deposit holder. >> the incubator bank of japan is now in the process of liquidation. debts are expected to exceed assets more than $2 billion. loans that cannot be paid back by borrowers weighed down on the bank's finances. the former chairman was arrested in july for allegedly obstructing an audit by the financial authorities. the investigation lead to a complete review of the bank's books, and resulted in the discovery of its huge debt. the cap on the deposit guarantees went into effect five years ago, but so far no cases of paybacks have occurred. incue banker bank customers will become some of the first ones to lose principal and interest if they exeed the limit. to prepare for refunds the bank will operate at 16 of its branches on monday. >>> let'
theory out there, particularly in south korea. they may have the highest percentage of conspiracy theorists' per capita in the world. [laughter] some of these are quite ridiculous. one theory is that the united states and how did this to shape japan's basing policy for the u.s. marines there. there is a lot of circumstantial evidence. if we took this to the courts -- that is the only way we could do it without eyewitnesses. that is the crux of many of these complaints. if you have no eyewitness, how can you be sure? in this case, we really do not need to have an eyewitness. if we just look at history for 50 years and the number of who else has conducted -- of provocations that have happened, who else has conducted provocation in that area other than north korea. it is certainly hard to imagine another country -- certainly not me and our -- myanmar or malaysia. i would be pretty surprised if it was iran. the idea that the republic of korea did it to themselves -- some of this is preposterous. to take the theory that this was somehow an old mine that had been laying around for decad
in the united states and south korea that are voting in the opposite direction every single time, where you have one more conservative in administration and a liberal administration on one side and the balance changes. that is not the crux of the problem, because of the united states usually there is some realism attached to the alliance and the value of the alliance, but in terms of when and how we do something and deciding what is the right thing to do, there is always the major difference of opinion somewhere that impacts any decision we have about deterrence and defense. a great example is the president of the republic of korea saying, it is a sovereign country toward why can i commend my own troops? it seems there is a problem in the blue house that an understanding of those kinds of issues. the president of the republic of korea always commands his troops. no exception. if there is a crisis and there is going to be a war, he has to take the active step of saying, i will take these forces and give them to the combined forces command, that happens to have a u.s. commander, and give him opera
korean cars on the road. >> europe could sign a huge trade deal with south korea as soon as next monday, this despite a hold up from italy, on fears that it will hurt the country's automobile industry. european union officials expect to fine-tune the deal this weekend to ease italy's worries. it would wipe out millions in duties between the eu and south korea. >> resistance to the agreement is coming primarily from italy's car industry, which fears that south korea could easily flood the market and overwhelm local carmakers. but the italians are isolated, and the e.u. is certain they will come on board. >> the commission is saying we are confident this will not be agreed today, but it is the biggest single free-trade agreement the european union has concluded with any country anywhere and they're desperate to get it done and they think will be signed by all 27 countries in october at a special summit in brussels. >> companies are looking forward to a major boost from the free- trade agreement. one study says european exports to south korea could rise by as much as 73%, to 45 billion eur
korea has released the crew members of a south korean fishing boat captured for alleged illegal fishing one month ago. the boat was handed over at the sea boundary between north and south korea on tuesday and arrived at the port of sokcho later in the day. the three south korean and four chinese fishing workers were brought safely to the port. the captain said they were able to return home thanks to the support of the south korean people. north korea says they were freed on humanitarian grounds. but after the announcement of the release, the north requested rice aid from south korea to help north koreans hit by floods last month. political analysts say that more south koreans may urge their government to give food aid following the release of the fishing crew. south korea maintains that it will not supply rice, saying they cannot be sure the aid will actually reach the affected people. >>> inaustraa, primeinisr julia guillard is now certain to stay in power. two independent lawmakers announced her to stay in the party enabling her to follow the inconclusive general election last month.
of the infection. >>> naval forces from south korea and the united states will start their second round of joint exercises off the korean peninsula next week and at the same time china is also planning a drill of its own in an apparent show of defiance. south korean defense ministry officials said on friday the five-day anti-submarine drills will start on sunday west of the korean peninsula in the yellow sea where a south korean war ship sank in march. south korea's government has blame the incident on a north korea torpedo attack. south korea's joint chiefs of staff say it sends a clear message of deterrence to north korea's leaders. the maneuvs are will involve about 1,700 u.s. and south korean sailors. south korea will send four ships and a submarine to take part in the drills, while the u.s. is sending a ship and submarine. china's government announced its military plans to stage live ammunition exercises in the yellow sea from wednesday to saturday next week. but in an apparent effort to allay china's fears, the u.s. will not send a nuclear powered aircraft carrier to participate in this we
. one is, the u.s. commitment to south korea has been undermined , and in an indirect way, by the efforts of the north korean situation. you know, during the continued demonstration, you had many discussion of foreign works, bilateral or co-party. many in south korea are concerned this might undermine the u.s. commitment to south korea. on the other hand, american politicians in their attempt to create a political legacy also undermine south korean-u.s. security. for example, president clinton, i think largely turned a blind eye to the north korean program to deal with pakistan. president clinton to accelerate his effort to improve normalization of relations with north korea. he sent secretary of state albright with his message, without mentioning anything. in case of bush's administration, in 2006, president bush made a formidable change in north korean policy. he gave up cid and no bilateral relationship with north korea. he made an agreement in 2007. and he also removed north korea from the terrorist-producing countries, in anticipation of north korea for all good behav
across the planet, invading every aspect of life. in countries like south korea, going online seems to have become a necessity. >> [speaking korean] >> usually, i go online as soon as i wake up. on average, i use the internet for about 6 hours a day. >> in a unique experiment, the bbc has removed internet access from 2 families for a week, in this the most wired nation on earth. >> in other parts of the world, the digital superhighway still hasn't reached its destination. how many people here actually know what the internet is? [indistinct chattering] >> internet? anybody? now, though, we're going to be providing internet access to this village in northern nigeria. so, what happens when we turn the internet on here? >> and off here? [indistinct chattering] >> it's not exactly the information superhighway. [bleating] welcome to the village of gitata, 2 1/2 hours north of the nigerian capital abuja. what strikes you as you arrive in gitata is the fact that it seems so disconnected from even the rest of the country. it's not part of the national electricity grid, so most of the people
has given provisional approval for a free trade agreement with south korea that will go into effect from july 1st, 2011. foreign ministers from the 27 eu member countries reached the decision on thursday. last october south korea and the eu provisionally agreed to conclude an fta designed to phase out tariffs on most industrial and agricultural products. however, afterward italy strongly opposed the deal on the grounds that cutting eu tariffs on south korean cars could greatly affect its auto industry. at thursday's meeting eu foreign ministers took italy's concerns into consideration and decided to delay the launch of the fta by six months. the two sides also agreed that emergency restrictions would be issued when imports of compact cars and other vehicles from south korea suddenly increase. >> it is i think a very big step, a very big step in opening markets in asia for our companies. >> the fta document will be officially signed at the eu-korea summit. that's the eu-south korea summit on october 6th. >>> and now we check out the latest in business news. here's ines matsuyama. >>
, south korea and taiwan are among those who engage in tuna fishing in the pacific. roll nets, which capture large volumes of tuna, have been blamed for the drastic population drop. the petition came one day before an international conference opens in fukuoka, western japan, to discuss ways to manage tuna resources in public. japan and south korea will participate in the conference. >>> the he of the business community in western japan has called on the government to take additional steps to counter the yen's 15-year high against the u.s. dollar. the chairman of the kansai economic federation, hiroshi shimozuma made the appeal when he met the economy and trade minister masayuki naoshima in tokyo on monday. shim o sum ma said businesses in the kansai region maintained strong exports and imports until july but they have been severely affected by the sharp rise of the yen. the region comprises six prefectures including osaka and kyoto. he said more companies will have to transfer operations overseas if the yen gets stronger. he added that the government appears to lack a sense of crisis
ceremony. items on display included a small unmanned reconnaissance drone that south korea plans to deploy in afghanistan to support its troops dispatched there. also on display is a robot equipped with a heat-detecting telephoto lens capable of perceiving the enemy's movements and opening fire. the robot was developed on the assumption of an infiltration of north korean troops into south korea. the veterans association plans to double its high-tech weapons exports to $2 billion over the next five years. >>> many aging people say they notice they're not as mentally sharp as they used to be but a japanese museum curator is using outdated domestic tools to help strengthen memory. >> reporter: a group of elderly people in higashiomi city handle objects used from the '30s to the '60s. the purpose is to give participants to activate and share their memories. the reminiscence therapy is said to keep dementia in the elderly at bay. >> translator: when i look at these old things, i remember my youth back in the olden days. >> translator: i am remembering many things. not just the original object.
. >> that was jeff in brussels. he mentioned what you are about talk about. south korea and the eu. >> it is destructive, even though it starts next year. the european union has reached a landmark agreement on a free- trade deal with south korea. a belgian foreign minister, whose country holds the eu presidency describe this as one bank of the most far reaching that the eu has negotiated. it will be agreed upon on october 6. >> a few final changes were made and an agreement was reached. european negotiators, especially negotiators from belgium, were pleased with the accord with south korea. >> this is the first of a generation of bilateral trade agreements. they combine europe and asia together in a closer economic bond. >> they addressed italy's concerns about its industry. fiat will get a few months to protect itself for competition. after the accord comes into effect on july 1 of next year, exporters will save 1.6 billion euros in south korean customs duties. the north koreans will face a $1.1 billion reduction in customs costs. >> it is a very big step. a very big step in openi
countries, we rank near the bottom. take math. finland is first followed by south korea. and there we are, number 25. same story in science. finland number one again, the u.s., number 21. where do we outrank the other countries? the amount we spend per student. just over $129,000 from k to 12. the others average $95,000. >> we have world-class expenditures and not world-class results. >> reporter: for instance, when it comes to high school graduation rates, the u.s. is 20th on the list. germany, japan, south korea, the u.k. all do better with graduation rates of 90% or more. here? it's 75%. it's not so much that we slowed down during the last half a century, it's more that other countries sped up. >> we need more octane now. the rest of the world is running faster than we are because they looked at what we did. they took what was good about us and added to it. >> reporter: education experts like amy wilkins say top-performing countries recruit teachers from the top of their college classes. south korea number two in math gets teachers from the top 5% of graduating college seniors. finland
, finland is first, followed by south korea. and there we are, number 25. same story in science. finland, number one again. the u.s., number 21. where do we out-rank the other countries? the amount we spend per student. just over $129,000 from k to 12. the others averaged $95,000. >> we have world-class expenditures and not world-class results. >> reporter: for instance, when it comes to high school graduation rates, the u.s. is 20th on the list, germany, japan, south korea, the uk, all do better with graduation rates of 90% or more. here, it's 75%. it's not so much that we slowed down during the last half a century. it's more that other countries sped up. >> we need more octane now. the rest of the world is running faster than we are because they looked at what we did. they took what was good about us an added to us. >> reporter: education experts like her say top performing countries recruit teachers from the top of their college classes. south korea, number two in math gets teachers from the top five percent of graduating college seniors. finland, number one in math and science, the t
korea has been isolated from the rest of the world. its border with south korea has been closed since the end of the korean war. the unions between separated family members like this one of years ago are an exception. indf my life. i was separated by my 4-year-old son 16 years ago. how truly amazing this is. >> but at the end of that afternoon, the relatives must again part. some go back to the north and some to the south. north korea is not only isolated. it is also heavily armed. and the military has secured power. north korea has one of the largest standing armies in the world. it has a missile program. four years ago, the regime announced it had nuclear weapons. ♪ >> we carried out a safe and successful nuclear test. there is no leak or danger from this test. >> but maintaining an oversight military program comes at a high price. north korea's economy is in a disastrous state. many people are starving. nobody knows for sure how many died of hunger in the 1990's. some believe millions perished. the success of kim jong il will inherit a dysfunctional country behind the only iron c
to discuss the acquisition of cheap parts and materials from south korea. the japanese and south korean governments organized the two-day event, which started wednesday. 22 japanese firms are taking part in the fair. among them electronics and automakers. with the yen still riding high, they're hoping to save money on parts and materials. the currency's value has risen by about 10% against south korea's won in the past six months. more than 100 south korean companies are taking part in the fair. they want to increase exports to japan while the yen is high. >>> tokyo stocks fell just below the 9,500 level on thursday morning. the nikkei 225 ended the morning session at 9,494 points, down 0.7%, or 65 points almost. trading was mixed. some investors sold shares, taking their cue from overnight losses on wall street. but others bought, anticipating additional monetary easing by the u.s. and japan to prop up their economies. the dollar's moving in a narrow range against the yen due to wariness over a possible intervention by japanese monetary authorities. the dollar is currently trading betw
of the world's most authoritarian countries. >> how are people reacting in south korea? of >> huge reaction. north korea is one of the world's most totalitarian governments. people are used to predicting its demise. here for the first time in a long time we potentially have a sense of the moment that change, a subtle shift. it might not look like a coronation, but definitely a sense that something is going on and people are very interested. >> thank you, john. joining the in the studios is john hamm, international studio analyst. there is no question that something important is happening. >> definitely. it is clear that this is the first step in anointing him as the successor. >> i asked john just now, what do we know about kim jong-un? >> we do not know much. we do know from the sushi chefs of the family a few anecdotes that he might be more like his father then we would like. apparently during a basketball game between him and his brother, he lost so he dressed down the players for an hour afterwards, pointing up their mistakes. >> he has been made a four-star general. that much has been
is it to like about indonesia. >> reporter: the index is up 90%. japan and south korea are expanding their operations, and south korea sees indonesia as the place to go, and so they're going there, and that is fueling huge growth. >> tom: clearly these three exchange traded funds have provided a lot of rewards for people who have been in here early. but what is the risk in trying one type of frontier or even an emerging market? >> in emerging markets, you only want about 5%. and that will offset some of the poor performance with the american markets. if you put 5%, and it returns, you've done well. >> tom: you can read debra's article at, and there is a link to it on our website as well. thanks so much, debra borchart, she is a reporter with >> susie: the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the popcorn-- baseball is america's favorite pastime. but now it has run into the roadblock of the economic meltdown, and baseball is being battered. filmmaker ken burns examines the state of the sport in his latest documentary, "the tenth inning," wh
's talk about the rankings. finland, south korea singapore have 100% ratings of getting the top third students to choose to be teachers. we have something like 21% of the top third graduates going into primary education. how do we change that? >> we have to elevate the profession and make the teach prog fegzprofession. they are getting the hardest working and the best of the best and they are staying there. somewhere along the line, our country lost our way. the teaching profession has been beaten down and sometimes stigmatized. we have to recruit the next generation of talent who wants to come in and has the courage to challenge and give every child a chance to get the great, great education they need and deserve. >> you have a new initiative now today to train 10,000 new math and science teachers. let's talk about that. we are going to see an enormous turn over. in the next decade, we will see half of our teachers retiring. we are talking about 1.8 million teachers turning out of the system. this is a rare opportunity to change the direction. >> they provide so much leadership here
are not doing that for sport. >> another big success. >> greta: south korea yesterday said they would agree to some of the sanctions. but a company we've defended for 60 years won't shutdown the iranian bank in seoul. >> unbelievable. we are very worried about the north korea nuclear program. nobody can say we haven't been concerned to defend not only ourselves but south korea. it is north korea that works with iran on both ballistic missiles and the nuclear site. here's south korea that can't summon up the will to do what is needed against iran. >> greta: it is all for money and greed. of all countries i thought would back us. trying to get iran to stop using nuclear weapons for our good and their good for them to hold back on shutting down this bank which would be critical to imposing sanctions on iran is stunning. >> this is how iran evades sanctions. we've got 39,000 americans troops and the korea -- >> greta: for 50 years. >> imagine what the unfriendly countries are doing. >> greta: you know it is coming, are you running for president? >> i haven't decided. >> greta: a possibility? >>
is about to be anointed -- many see strong signs he is about to be anointed. from neighboring south korea, we have this report. in atm the train's coming you and immaculate john young central station to the choreographed uniformity -- immaculate pyongyang central station to be choreographed uniformity. these are the pictures that north korea was the world to say. the city getting ready for a very significant event indeed. the last major party gathering was it 1980, 30 years ago. that meeting saw kim jong-il appointed to the highest ranks of the party, confirming him as his father's successor. now he is frail, elderly, and on well. speculation is mounting that he is about to pull off the same trick by dramatically elevating his third and youngest son, kim jong-un, as the next jos and later. >> if he is anointed -- as the next and its leader. >> if he is anointed, [unintelligible] he will start going up everywhere -- is picture will start going up everywhere. >> but, of course, no one can say for sure whether this secretive states is really about to give the world a glimpse of its next rule
visits south korea, he asks what's working. he asked the president, what's the biggest education challenge your nation faces. he said mid le, my parents are too demanding. even the poorest parents demand a world class education and i have to import thousands of teachers. i wish parents in our country -- they have to demand the best and create the political will and political climate where failure is unacceptable. >> there's so many things to be frustrated about in this country right now. this just one of them. how do we channel the frustration? people watching this show and reading these statistics, take the frustration and channel it to where it's beneficial to the solution and not screaming at their teachers, husband, government. >> every adult, every parent can do today, first, education has to be an issue folks vote on. we go to elections in november, every single candidate should be able to justify what they're doing to not perpetuate the status question, but drive education. it's like six, seven, eight on the list. we're paying a huge price for. you hit on it. that neighbor
. this is a tropical storm. it's just sort of psing -- squeezing past south korea, approaching the northern end of japan. e rtrn peninsula will escape the worst of the storm. substantial amounts falling in the southeastern corner. more heavy rainfall is expected for us in the next 24 hours. doesn't look like it's going to be making landfall here. it will make its wayurernd further towards the sea of japan and hitting central areas of july later in the week. taking a look at the rainfall acmuti, u n ep to 90 millimeters possible in parts of southern korea. some of these areas had already someorntl rns due to a previous storm system. the ground will be quite tute towards the southhe wl heavy showers in northern japan. to the north, overall, looking at a very wet picture across japan, if notumcrs central portions of the country. tropical depression to the south of taiwan will be bringing wet conditions here. erisha cnc of the low system becoming a tropical storm system just yet. we will keep an eye on it. much of china dealing with ows lheayrothe southwest into the east coast. some of it will be q
of a state with serious nuclear ambitions. >> on related news. south korea's ministry announced they will hold talks for the first time in two years. the ministry says the meeting will make place between the two countries. >> western intelligence agents say they have uncovered a plot to carry out commando-style raids in britain and germany. the tower was evacuated. and they're not expecting an imment wave of arrests. our security correspondent gave us the details. >> intelligence agencies have been tracking the most al-qaeda attacks. the jihadist would murder them in britain. france and germany. the idea is thought to moved from the aspirational stage to actual planning. they have been hoping to keep their knowledge out of the public spotlight. initial details were leaked to the u.s. press. here the national level remains at severe. meaning a terrorist attack is unlikely. >> it followed the death of a governor in a suicide attack. james roberts reports. >> the suicide bomer was riding a rickshaw. two civilians were also killed and eight other people were seriously injured. afgh
south korea to its flagship factory in montfwomry alabama. it was a welcome announcement in montgomery and the surrounding area, which i'm proud to represent. since 2005, our factory has produced the increasingly popular sonata. despite the slumping economy, the production of the sonata continues and recently, another vehicle was moved to the factly. what struck me is hyundai is embracing the global nature of the auto industry. instead of moving all of it to the united states, it will split its work between montgomery, alabama, and south korea. a spokesman said, hyundai's goal is to keep the car close to where it will be sold. hyundai has been a wonderful partner with alabama. in addition to the 2,700 direct jobs created from the 1.-- from the $1.2 billion facility, they've brought in 172 suppliers throughout north america, creating an additional 55,500 jobs. this despite the fact that needless trade barriers that exist between the united states and korea. i e-- i recently joined with a bipartisan group with the south korea working group. this group represents districts from across the
challenge, or maybe seem to challenge the security of our allies, japan, south korea, and our quasi-ally, taiwan. it also involves chinese military units, particularly air and naval, operating in areas that the u.s. navy used to see as its monopoly. and it was a forward extension of our forces that gave us a greater sense of security. now china wants to push out into the same area to improve its security. >> i think one of the issues for the chinese leadership is rising expectations, which is that if you continually talk about how china's becoming a great power, and you discuss uh, chinese military power, eventually the chinese people are going to expect you to use it, and at least be more assertive or forward leaning than the chinese have traditionally been. i think one of the characteristics of the chinese, foreign policy over the last two decades, has been to let other countries take the lead. and eventually, the chinese people are going to expect china to do more. >> china sees the western pacific as a place that's just more naturally its own than home to american submarines. an
companies from china, japan, south korea, russia, north korea, and other countries are participating. 20 north korean companies have put their products on display, which include dried processed seafood as well as medicines and cosmetics that contain korean ginseng. in a siymposium held at the sam venue a north korean trade ministry official expressed hope that his country could boost trade with china and other asian nations in order to promote economic development. chang chun has been in the news recently after north korean leader i kim jong-il visited the city last month to meet chinese president hu jintao. the two leaders discussed the need to increase economic exchanges. >>> the russian fisheries agency chief paid a visit to one of four russian-held islands claimed by japan. russia's federal fisheries agency says that andrei krainy started a two-day trip on thursday to etorofu island off hokkaido, northern japan. the agency says the chief inspected a fishery processing plant on the first day and will board a fishing boat on friday. before starting his tour krainy said the four islands
-- p'yongyang has proposed talks aimed at south korea. relations have been almost nonexistent since seoul accused pyongyang of sinking a south korean warship in april, killing 46 sailors. the head of north korea's red cross has reportedly contacted his counterpart in the south to try to bring relatives together at a resort on the north side of the border. >>> dozens of miners in northern spain are entering their 10th day underground as part of a protest against unpaid wages. an estimated 10,000 families depend on one of the mines and valencia, one of the few areas in the country where coal is mined. >> a strike with a difference. deep underground, these are some of the 50 spanish-refusing to come up until they are paid their wages. it is dark, dusty, and damp, but the men are determined. >> we have good morale. we have been here nine days already and we have had many problems, especially physical. but not in terms of morale. in that sense, we are on how to% fine. they will not be able to break us. -- we are 100% fine. >> above ground, protests took a more traditional form. the fight
of the united states, mean to the civil war. h., -- host: you wrote about south korea. u.s. military troops being there. is the military going to be an important part of 50 iraqi government operates well? guest: in the short term, yes. but our agreement with the iraqis until the end of next year we still have troops and the numbers and specific but 50,000 are there right now, a substantial deployment. in the next year you might see and i think are likely to see an elective in nine -- iraqi government asking the united states to renegotiate and leave a significant number behind after the deadline for complete withdrawal. that will be a tricky political judgment but probably would agree, as long as violence is not too significant in iraq, because our presence gives everyone a kind of assurance or a backstop guarantee that we would not allow the country to collapse back into the civil war. in south korea, 1953, when the armistice happened, that is 57 years ago and we still have close to 30,000 troops in korea, and furthermore, there were 35 years of military dictatorship which we supported and
of localized effect. it was only after the date of fourth quarter gdp data countries like japan, south korea, divided kingdom, start to be reported in 2009 -- united kingdom, start to be reported in 2009, that they were declining at a more rapid pace that we were. despite the fact that we were in uncharted territory, the economics team was painfully aware the economy was facing a terrible downturn and that we were far -- fast approaching the edge of the cliffs. at a meeting in december, i began by saying the economy is very weak and deteriorating fast. the weekend before the meeting, memo laying said they meeent a out the groundwork for a larger stimulus package. while some have been stimulating at $500 in dollars or less, we urge to grow it substantially because of the severity of the downturn. just as the recession was unprecedented in post-war american history, so was the policy response. the american recovery and reinvestment act was passed last than one month after the inauguration. the legislation was large, well diversified, temporarily, and fast acting. many would have led to seen a
: the evidence that north korea sank the south korean naval vessel are complee, compelling and comprehensive. on monday, south koreans will release a larger report that will add to the level of details. there are people in south korea who find it inconvenience to admit north korea was behind it. they want to reach out and create a large ly unconventiona idea. it is really a smoking gun that they sank a south korean naval vessel in south korean waters. host: if the younger kim was placed on the military commission, what do you think about that? guest: there are a number of positions he could be given that would indicate he is going to be the successor. the central committee of the korea's workers' party, it is likely he could be announced in that position, probably not yet the ten or so real leaders. it's likely that will be announced. host: good morning from the republican line. caller: good morning. calling from harrisburg. go to talk to you. watch you everyday. my question to this gentleman is, don't we have any indel against in north korea -- are you there? that tells us anything that we
-- to his emerson. he was made a military general earlier in the week. from south korea, our reporter. >> the north korean government controls all newspapers, so it is difficult to know whether ordinary north koreans know the significance of the rare party conference taking place in p'yongyang. but it has shown the outside world to important things -- that kim jong il is in good enough health to attend and for the moment still holding onto power, and that he has almost certainly decided who will replace him as the leader of this isolated fledgling nuclear power. it is a remarkable story, even by the standards of one of the world's most totalitarian states, and the details are making the front pages on this side of the border in the south. here is can ill son, the founder of north korea. -- kim il sung, the founder of north korea. here is his son, kim jong il. and here is his son, the man who has gone from political nobody to a very big somebody in a matter of days. first, just hours before the conference, he was promoted to the rank of four-star military general. now we learn he has b
. what do we know about him? a live report from south korea coming up. >>> was sarah palin booed on "dancing with the stars"? 3q (ve) i love working with animals, but my allergies put me in a fog. so now, i'm claritin clear! claritin works great on all my allergies like dust, mold, pollen, or pets without making me drowsy, cause i want to be alert around this big guy. live claritin clear. indoors and out. >>> following two breaking news stories this morning. the first one at the university of texases at austin where the campus is on lockdown. we understand a gunman came into the library there and opened fire and then fatally shot himself, however, campus police are searching for a potential second suspect. right now i understand we have someone on the phone. cindy posy a student at the university -- cindy, excuse us here. explain to us what happened there this morning at the campus library. >> a little after 8:00 a.m. a person entered the library wilding a weapon and shots were fired and then the suspect turned the gun on himself and he is now deceased. there is a possibility of
. south korea says it has begun its first high-level military talks with north korea in two years. they are meeting in a truce village in the demilitarized zone that divides the peninsula. the last held talks in october 2008. british scientists say they have found the first direct evidence to show that attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder could be caused by a distant -- by a genetic disorder. up to 5% of children worldwide are thought to have the condition, which causes restless or aggressive behavior. the united states has placed eight iranian officials on the financial blacklist for their role in alleged human-rights violations following the disputed election last year. among the eight are the commander of iran's revolutionary guard and the interior minister. >> on these officials' watch or under their command, iranian citizens have been arbitrarily arrested, beaten, tortured, raped, black males, and killed, yet the iranian government has ignored repeated calls from the international community to end these abuses, to hold to account those responsible and reflect the righ
task. after the sinking of south korea's warship in the yellow sea in march the relation worsened. this tension will cause a negative impact on stability in the north. in order to get economic cooperation from japan, the north has to first solve the abduction issue, but there is no sign of restarting bilateral talks with japan. attention is now focused on how kim jong il will handle diplomacy and administration with his son, kim jong un, who has little national experience. >> we'll have to see, and we'll keep you updated how the story develops. hiroki, thanks very much for joining us. hiroki yajima, covering korean peninsula issues. >>> a survey shows the annual shipments of japanese manufacturers in 2009 marked a historical decline of more than 20%. the economy trade and industry ministry surveyed manufacturers with a workforce of 10 or more across japan on the value of shipments during 2009, when businesses slumped due to the global financial crisis. the survey found the manufacturers' shipments totaled about $3 trillion, down 21.7% from the previous year. that's the biggest dec
figures. >> and that's all for now in biz news. >>> now to south korea where more young couples are choosing to wed in traditional ceremonies instead of western ones. next we meet a man who strives to make traditional ceremonies an opportunity for young couples to forge deep and meaningful bonds. ♪ >> reporter: this wedding in seoul, as popularity of western style weddings grew, the demand for traditional weddings declined. but now an increasing number of couples are choosing more traditional ceremonies. this shop sells traditional clothing. historical dramas have made traditional wedding ceremonies more popular so young customers buy classical wedding dresses. >> translator: a traditional wedding actually feels more suitable so we decided to go with one. >> reporter: kim ki jen performs traditional ceremonies. he has joined over 1,000 couples in matrimony during his ten-year career. born in a family of chinese classical scholars, he learned traditional ceremonies have a spirit of harmony. as divorces increased, kim decided to spread his values. on this day, a couple arrives t
envoy on north korean issues to south korea, japan, and china next week. stephen bosworth will visit seoul, tokyo and beijing in that order between sunday and thursday. u.s. assistant secretary of state philip crowley announced the trip on tuesday. the visit comes in advance of the likely meeting of deputies of the ruling workers party to pave the way for the eventual transfer of power in north korea. the u.s. is also expected to take up the issue of a resumption of the six-party talks with the three countries as china, which acts as the chair, has been pushing the five other members to restart the talks. crowley suggested, however, that bosworth's trip will not necessarily result in the immediate resumption of the talks. >> we will continue our consultations with the key parties in this process but i would suggest, as we have in the past, that it's north korea that needs to do what it can to create a better environment for our progress. >>> the japan coast guard is questioning the captain of a chinese fishing boat who is suspected of atempting to obstruct an inspection in japanese e
correspondent filed this report from neighboring south korea. >> hundreds of delegates in largely identical suits headed to the party convention. hundreds of others passed along the vast, empty boulevard. propaganda, as i have your tomorrow, which would not be difficult. -- promised a happier tomorrow, which would not be difficult. they tried to stabilize at north korea's unpredictable politics. >> state television announced the rise of the third generation. his youngest son in his mid-20s, has been made at general. his main qualification for being air apparent -- he was educated in switzerland, and therefore must understand the blast. -- the west. her husband is thought to be the real power behind the throne. covering north korea is a family business. it started in 1945 with the founding of the state by "the great leader," kim il-sung. kim jong-il is called "the der leader." and now his son will take the soap opera into a third generation. he is known officially as brilliant. grimm, poverty stricken -- this is his inheritance. we still cannot film it openly, but this could be the start of
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